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The afterlives of Galway jail, "difficult" heritage, and the Maamtrasna Murders: representations of an Irish urban space, 1882-2018 (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2020-05-03)
This article explores the spatial history and ‘afterlives’ of Galway jail, where an innocent man, Myles Joyce, was executed in 1882 following his conviction for the Maamtrasna murders; in 2018 he was formally pardoned by ...
“The radicals in these reform times”: politics, grand juries and Ireland’s unbuilt assize courthouses, 1800-45 (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2015-02-11)
It is the aim, in this article, to identify the reasons why certain designs for courthouses in early-nineteenth-century Ireland remained unexecuted, and to do so by analysing surviving drawings and placing them in the ...
Building a Catholic church in 1950s Ireland: architecture, rhetoric and landscape in Dromore, Co. Cork, 1952-56 (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2020-02-10)
This article explores the intellectual culture of Catholic architectural production in 1950s Ireland through the study of a church-building project in rural West Cork. It analyses the phenomenon of the Irish ‘church-building ...
St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church, Bantry: a history (Pre published)
(Bantry Historical Society, 2017-12-11)
St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church in Bantry has a long and rich history, and is widely regarded as one of the most important buildings in the town and surrounding area. It has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, ...
The Anglo-Indian architect Walter Sykes George (1881-1962): a modernist follower of Lutyens (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Walter Sykes George (1881–1962) (Fig. 1) was a remarkable Anglo-Indian architect. Obituaries in Indian and British journals cast him as a ‘Renaissance’ man: an artist, Byzantine archaeologist, architect, town planner, ...
Urban governance and prison building in pre-Famine Ireland, 1820-1845 (Pre published)
This chapter focuses on urban governance, urban agency, and civil society with reference to the construction of new prisons in Irish towns in the early nineteenth century. It investigates how civil society and central ...
Evaluation of public perceptions of authenticity of urban heritage under the conservation paradigm of historic urban landscape: a case study of the Five Avenues Historic District in Tianjin, China (Pre published)
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Cities are the carrier of culture and collective memory of a place. Nowadays, however, there are already globally developed frameworks for the conservation of tangible urban heritage with the loss of historic meaning, which ...
Planning for bicycles in the Irish city: a brief history (Pre published)
(Irish Planning Institute, 2020)
In this short article I will summarise recent research on cycling in urban Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. I will briefly comment on how cycling was discussed by Irish town planners in the past, and how it was discussed ...
The history of Bagenalstown courthouse, Co. Carlow (Pre published)
(Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society, 2014-09-11)
This short article offers an architectural history of the courthouse in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, built in the 1820s.
“A scene of shameful disorder and dissipation”: alcohol, music, animals, and vegetables in early nineteenth-century Irish prisons (Pre published)
(History Ireland, 2019-08-26)
James Palmer and Benjamin Woodward, the state’s prison inspectors in early nineteenth-century Ireland, faced a monumental challenge: all around the country in big county gaols and in small bridewells, prison governors and ...